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Will One Day Water Diet Improve Blood Test Results
Will alcohol 24 hrs before a blood test show low hemogoblin levels? Male 23yo 56kg. Not too much protein in diet. Thanks.
If anemic: If a person is anemic, his hemoglobin test result will be low, regardless of whether or not he drank alcoholic drinks the day before. Likewise, if he is not anemic, his hemoglobin result will not be low, regardless of the alcoholic drinks he had the day before. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Can drinking a lot of water before dried blood spot test decrease papp-a and beta hCG test results? They were both low.
Not the cause: Drinking water should not alter a blood test. You would have to drink a lot of water to dilute a test. Always discuss a test result with your doctor, he/she can explain the results and their expectation. You can bring a family member also to help write down what is said for later review. Hope this helps. ...Read more
If i carbo load for two days then stick to a low calorie diet for two weeks and repeat the process, will it help me lose weight?
No: Carbohydrate loading will never cause weight loss. ...Read more
Will drinking water with added electrolytes(smart water) effect a blood test that's being done to check thyroid levels. Told to fast before test.
Minimally, if at all: Remember most of the cholesterol in your body is made by your liver. Only about 1/4 of it comes in through your diet, and if you are adequately fasting (at least 8 hours), most of the dietary cholesterol should be out of your system. Also, the total and HDL (good) cholesterols are not affected much by diet, and can be checked without fasting. ...Read more
Depends: Depending on which tests you're having and how much alcohol you drank, the results may be affected. This is especially true if you are having liver function tests done. Alcohol is also a diuretic and may lead to dehydration. This may impact other tests as well. Of course, if the test is for the presence of alcohol, you will likely be positive. ...Read more
How responsive is Bilirubin to Alcohol consumption? Will excessive drinking for one week impact test results during that period?
Depends: Depending on the amount of intake, alcohol may induce hepatitis and that would raise bilirubin. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
How many points eg on blood tests can low hemoglobin rise per week once getting adequate iron intake?
Will drinking alcohol the day before you do a 24 hour urine collection for cortisol and creatinine alter the results?
No: In moderation this should not be a problem. ...Read more
Depends on the: Type of test. Some chemicals tests do require refraining from some food items, e.g. Bananas. You should discuss the matter with your doctor about what will the 24 hour urine will be tested for and dietary restrictions needed. You need not restrict your water intake. One example of dietary restrictions for one of the chemicals may be seen at this site, other chemical have different restrictions. H. ...Read more
If I consume alcohol and need to take a high blood pressure test in a couple days, will drinking show up on the test?
Possibly: I would hold it for a few days prior to the gtt. ...Read more
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